Emergency Operations Update – May 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM

The following is a status update for Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID2) Emergency Operations:

  • The Brazos River is forecasted to crest on Friday, May 10 but will stay elevated through the weekend. The highest forecasted water elevation in Ditch H created by the Brazos River will remain 2’ below the bottom of the FBCLID2 levee. The flood gates in the levee are closed, so no water from the Brazos River can enter FBCLID 2.  However, all rainfall will need to be pumped out of the levee.
  • The FBCLID2 Ditch A drainage system has been pumped down to 59.7 feet.  This is down more than 6.1 feet from the peak level on Tuesday, May 7. The pump station has operated continuously with no issues since Tuesday afternoon.
  • With Ditch A drainage system pumped down to 59.7 feet, only one of two large pumps can operate at the Bill Little Pump Station.  With no rainfall, this one large pump is forecasted to run until around midnight on Thursday, May 9th.  The second large pump is ready and on standby if Ditch A returns to 61.5 feet.
  • The Bill Little Pump Station also has two smaller pumps that continue to run.
  • Five auxiliary pumps have also been installed in Ditch A and are pumping water out of the district.
  • North of US 59, the Ditch F drainage system is pumped down to the minimum level.  The Mike Thelen pump station is ready and on standby if rainfall resumes.
  • Additional rainfall is anticipated for FBCLID 2 from Thursday, May 9th through Saturday, May 11th.

The District will continue to post updated information, as available, on the website through the duration of this event. Residents are encouraged to sign up for email and text alerts through the district’s website to stay up-to-date on the latest district news.

For additional information about FBCLID 2:

Website – www.fbclid2.com

Email – gm1@fbclid2.com

For additional information about Emergency Management:

City of Sugar Land Resources






Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management